When it comes to issues related to family, people can naturally get highly emotional. Many of us recognize that our identities have been built on our family make-up. When someone feels like that make-up or identity is being challenged, they react in strong ways.
Not all pregnancies are the same. Family situations are different. Sometimes, a mother or a possible father is unsure about a child's paternity. Can you imagine the stress that such doubt would create during pregnancy?
A Houston rap star, Scarface, has been in a Harris County Jail since October of last year. His crime? Failure to pay child support in Texas. He reportedly owes more than $123,000 in overdue child support payments. The amount stems from four different paternity cases. The amounts owed under each case are as follows:
Until recently, child support orders had been relatively difficult to reverse. However, under a new Texas law enacted this year, men will not be obligated to pay child support if a DNA paternity test can prove that they are not the father of the children in question.
In a shocking statement released by former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, the world learned that the action film star fathered a child with a member of his household staff nearly a decade ago. It is believed that the former governor's admission of paternity will potentially initiate divorce proceedings to end his and his wife's 25-year marriage. Schwarzenegger's wife, Maria Shriver, reportedly moved out of the couple's mansion after hearing the news. Schwarzenegger said that he understood the anger and disappointment that his wife, children and friends were feeling and that he was going to take full responsibility for his actions. Although formal divorce proceedings have not yet commenced, the couple's separation was made public last week.
When we hear about the current and potential future contract negotiations among the NFL and NBA, we tend to only see the athletes and organizational leaders as the effected parties. Recent reports, however, identify a less-obvious effect that possible lockouts might have in regards to family law.
Maybe you are past the point in your life now when you would tune into daytime TV drama. But a popular host of daytime TV, Maury Povich, recently brought up paternity cases he's covered on his show that leave even the biggest TV snob scratching his or her head in wonder.
We might not be seeing Simon Cowell's devious grin on this new season of "American Idol," but that doesn't mean we aren't seeing the once popular judge's name in the news. The most recent news involving the star has little to do with his hectic schedule as a mogul in the entertainment world.
We are used to seeing actor Keanu Reeves as a cool guy in his movies. Whether he's on an excellent adventure as a tubular teen or saving passengers on a speeding bus, Reeves' characters portray him as a man who can roll with the surprises that life throws at him.
You might remember actor Ryan Phillippe best for his role as a womanizer in the move "Cruel Intentions." You also might know him for his marriage to and then divorce from Reese Witherspoon, whom he starred with in the movie.